Montana Historical Society

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Consulting with Montana SHPO

The Montana SHPO consults on projects subject to historic preservation laws to ensure federal and state projects do not carelessly destroy cultural resources. Projects include landscape modification (e.g., logging, mining, prescribed burns), construction, rehabilitation, demolition, licenses, permits, transfer of federal property, etc. The majority of projects and employment in Montana is through federal projects, while State Agencies and private CRM firms come close behind. 

Any undertaking on FEDERAL LAND, using FEDERAL FUNDS, or requiring FEDERAL PERMITS must comply with SECTION 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Any project on STATE LAND must comply with the MONTANA STATE ANTIQUITY ACT.

Learn more about the four steps of the Section 106 consultation process and the Montana Antiquities Act by exploring the Guide to Consulting with Montana SHPO documents and videos. 

Guide to Consulting with Montana SHPO: The Four Steps

NEW! Quick Reference Guide to Consulting with Montana SHPO
(Created by Andrea Shiverdecker)

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Video: The Four Steps to Consulting with the Montana SHPO 


Video: Montana's Antiquities Act 

(Download the transcript PDF)